Sunday, 5 July 2015

SAFARIS IN BOTSWANA Part 1

It’s time to go on Safari!!  Before you depart this planet place AN AFRICA SAFARI high on that bucket list of yours!!  There are so many stunning places in South Africa and I promise to post about some of those in the near future.  However, for now, let’s cross the border, and take a flight from OR Tambo - Johannesburg’s International Airport to Maun in Botswana.  

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

THE DAY A RHINO DIED - HELP US TO STOP THIS PLEASE

AFRICAN STYLE FURNITURE, DECOR & LIGHTING


South African safari lodges and hotels designed exclusively with African made furniture, lighting, art and decor, consistently rates amongst the world’s top hundred hotels, in the most prestigious of publications year after year.  Phases Africa, source products directly from the artisans responsible for the interiors of these luxurious resorts and lodges.  

African Turned Hardwood Stools http://phasesafrica.com

VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES - JAMES FLAT TANK 1920s - 750cc

Motorcycle James Flat Tank 1920s - 750cc. Image © Stephan Cooper

James model 7, 1920 - 750cc v-twin, a very rare bike. According to records one of only five surviving worldwide.  So called flat tanker due to the shape of the tank, and also a lost lubricating system. Although a 750cc only a 10 hp and this cycle is unrestored.

STUNNING GENUINE OSTRICH AND NAPPA LEATHER DESIGNER PURSES (HANDBAGS)

The ethos behind Okapi is to produce luxurious, artisanal accessories handmade entirely in Africa, creating job opportunities and growth while striving for exceptional quality and an understated, timeless appeal.  The brand was conceptualised by its South African founder Hanneli Rupert in July 2008.  She was working as a painter in Europe at the time and moved back to Africa to make the idea a reality.
© Okapi Purses (Handbags)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

TRAVEL TO EXOTIC ISLANDS NEIGHBOURING SOUTH AFRICA

From Johannesburg, South Africa to the Seychelles is approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes. North Island lodge where designed by South African architectural team, Silvo Rech and Lesley Carstens. It hit the headlines in May 2011, for being the site selected for the royal honeymoon of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

North Island Seychelles

Friday, 15 May 2015

TRAVEL SOUTHERN AFRICA │LUXURY RIVER BOAT │SAFARI CRUISE

The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African.  There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11,000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120 000. Along with the elephants, prides of leopard and lion, huge groups of buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable, giraffe, and, if you are lucky, one of the rare puku, can also be seen. In the river itself watch out for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life.
River Cruise

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 2

In part 11, we will take you to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Part one can be viewed under Travel South Africa under the heading THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 1.
(recap last paragraph of part 1) 
In recent years, Singita’s signature has extended beyond South African borders to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. Singita’s most recent addition is Pamushana Lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, where – along with the Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund – Singita is supporting an ambitious relocation initiative of the endangered black rhino.
SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)